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Executive Summary for State of the States’ Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems: A Perspective From Exemplary Teachers ESSA CCSSO

Goe, Laura; Wylie, E. Caroline; Bosso, David; Olson, Derek
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ETS Policy Information Center Report, ETS Research Report
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Teacher Evaluation, Educational Systems, Teacher Support, Teacher Professional Development, Teacher Observation, Test Scores, Policy, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Teacher Survey, Feedback


As states reconsider their current evaluation systems, stakeholders are offering their views about what revisions should be made to existing measures and processes. This report offers a unique perspective to these conversations by capturing and synthesizing the views of some of America’s exemplary teachers: State Teachers of the Year (STOYs) and STOY finalists from every part of the country (hereafter referred to as STOYs). Given their recognition as effective practitioners and advocates, their involvement in policy-oriented discussions at various levels, and their overall impact on their respective educational environments, the experiences of STOYs with teacher evaluation and professional support systems provide a unique look into the myriad systems that are now being scrutinized. Accordingly, their insights and recommendations should serve to inform state and local discussions.

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